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Hey all!

So, as I may or may not have mentioned in previous posts, I LOVE Oxygen Fitness Magazine. I buy the mag often, and I have their website on my favorites list. Today, I was surfing their page when I came across a complete 90-day workout transformation. They completely provide a shopping list, meal plan, and workout plan for ALL 90 days!

This is awesome for me because I often struggle with my diet. This is completely set up for people like me who aren’t really sure where to start! I seriously recommend taking a look at the plan AND the site in general! I will be going shopping in a few days and then it will begin!! I’m so motivated and so excited to see changes in my body! Here’s the link to the plan: http://www.oxygenmag.com/fat-loss/your-90-day-best-body-challenge/

And here’s some motivational FITSPO!




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^^^^^^^^^^^^LOVE THIS ONE! So Motivating!^^^^^^^^^^^


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So here we are…again. It’s been awhile, and not surprisingly, I’ve made no progress in my quest for better health. So far, I’ve been failing.

That’s why I titled this post the way that I did. We are all afraid to fail at something at one point in our lives. If you’re like me, you’ve failed so badly once, you’ve been afraid to take a risk since. Every decision takes me months, sometimes more, to make. But we shouldn’t fear failure, we should embrace it. If we do, we will know which steps to take to achieve success.

That is why I am once again blogging, and once again starting a workout regimen, but this time, it will be permanent. My fitness was my biggest failure, and has cost me a great career, a ton of money, and has caused me to doubt myself and miss out on opportunities since that I should have taken, but was too afraid to go through with (there, I’ve said it!). I won’t get into details, but that sums it up in a nutshell. I won’t allow myself to keep living like this, at 24! 

We most own our mistakes, come to terms with them, and then move forward. So here’s to new beginnings! Tomorrow starts the first day of the rest of my life!

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Hey guys!

Today went pretty good! Only one slip up and I actually looked forward to working out after work!!

Here’s what I ate today:


1 Banana

Protein Shake (1 Scoop w/8 oz. water)

Mid-Afternoon Snack:

1 Apple

11 Almonds


Chicken Breast (boneless/skinless)

1 Serving Grilled Brussels Sprouts

1 Serving Mixed Veggies

Mid-Afternoon Snack:

11 Almonds

6 Oreos 😦


Protein Shake w/Almond Milk

This was my work out for today:

Chest & Abs:

                                    Sets                         Reps

Incline Chest Press:     3/3                  12,10,8/12,10,8

Cable Chest Flye:        3/3                    12,10,8/12,10,8

Machine Chest Press:  3/3                  12,10,8/12,10,8

Decline Bench Sit-ups:  —                     15/15

Leg Raises:                   —                     15/15

Knee Raises:                —                     15/15

Plank Hold:                   —               45 sec./45 sec.


Treadmill: Ran for 1 mile @ 4MPH

So that was my day. I think it went pretty well overall. I can only try and improve from here!

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Hey Ya’ll!

So today didn’t really go much better in regards to eating. I had to be to work early this morning and I missed breakfast, leaving me famished, which then led to me eating out of the vending machine. Here’s what I ate:

Breakfast: None

Mid-Morning Snack: Ruffles Cheddar Chips (small bag)

Lunch: Chicken Finger Sub (bad choices!!!!)

Mid-Afternoon Snack: None

Dinner: Protein Shake

My work outs went pretty good, so that made up for some of my bad eating today. Here’s What I did:

Back & Biceps:                      Sets                                           Reps

Wide-Grip Pull-Up                 3/3                                   12,10,8/12,10,8

(I did this on the pull down machine since I currently cannot do a single pull-up)

Reverse-Grip Pulldown        3/3                                    12,10,8/12,10,8

Seated Cable Row               3/3                                    12,10,8/12,10,8

Prone Dumbell Row             0/3                                    0,0,0/12,10,8

Barbell Curl                         3/3                                         15/15

Preacher Hammer Curl        3/3                                         15/15


Treadmill HIIT: 20 Minutes

Walk 3.5 MPH 1 Minute

Run 8.0 MPH 1 Minute

Averaged 3.4 MPH for walk and 7.0 MPH for Run

So that was the second day. I really need to get my diet under control. I know that if I actually eat six times a day, I won’t want to eat so much bad food.

Here’s some FITspo to keep us motivated: 

Today’s theme is fitness model Jamie Eason 


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Hey guys!

So today was the first day of my effort to live a happier, healthier life. Here’s how it went:

I slept most of the day, although I’m not sure why, so I got a very late start. I bought all the healthy food I could, spending about $70, but I got a lot of food.

I didn’t really follow an eating plan, since I got that late start, so I ended up only having a protein shake, and then some Mac & Cheese with a chicken breast.

My work out went alright, but it was an eye-opener regarding just how out of shape I’ve gotten. I did the following today (This is the work out I will be doing each Monday):

                                            Sets                 Reps
Prone Hamstring Curl:         0/4                    0/12

Tuck-Ups W/ball                 3/3                    15/15

Dumbell Sumo Squats        0/3                     0/15

Leg Extension Machine      3/3                    12/12

Unilateral Leg Press          3/3                     12/12

Curtsy Squat:                    3/3                     12/12

Standing Calf Raises        2/3                      15/15

Seated Calf Raises           0/0                      15/15


3.5 mph for 35 mins, increasing incline from 0% up to 10%, 1% for every 3 mins.

I also took my measurements and before pics, which are as follows:

Weight: 145.8 lbs

Arms: Right: 11 inches     Left: 11 inches

Chest: 39.5 inches

Waist: 32 inches

Hips: 40.5 inches

Thighs: Right: 21.5 inches    Left: 21 inches (yes, apparently my thighs are uneven haha!)

Here are my before pictures:





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Hey everyone!

So I made my shopping list based on the book I mentioned in my last post. I am going to go shopping bright and early tomorrow morning so that I can start the plan. Looking at the list, I have a feeling it’s going to cost a lot more than I anticipated, but I guess you will have that when you are eating more than once or twice a day, and it’s not McDonald’s. 

I’m feeling pretty excited about the whole thing right now. I saw myself in the mirror this morning and thought, “My God, have I really let myself go to this point?” I had been doing well back in October and I am really disappointed that I let myself gain all the weight I lost back.

I will be posting my food log and work out log tomorrow, along with some before pics so you can see what I am working with. I find it always motivates me when I can see someone’s before picture and watch them transform, so I think it will be beneficial to have one.

Anyway, here is some FITspo to hold us all over until tomorrow when the real fun begins!


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